Netherlands: Ph.D. position offered in Maastricht University

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Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology,
in partnership with Forensic Psychiatric Center de Rooyse Wissel, seeks
an outstanding Ph.D. candidate (“promovendus”) for experimental
research on mechanisms of change in forensic patients with personality
disorders

Requirements


University Graduate
A master’s or
equivalent degree in psychology or a related discipline with a strong
affinity for forensic psychology and experimental research.

Additional information about the job:
“Investigating Indirect, Experimental Measures of Change in Forensic Patients with Personality Disorders".

The project is part of a multicenter, randomized clinical trial of
the effectiveness of Schema Focused Therapy in forensic (TBS) settings.
The successful candidate will develop and test indirect experimental
methods (e.g., tests of implicit association, psychophysiological
tests) to determine whether aggression, impulsivity, empathy, and moral
reasoning change during psychotherapy with forensic patients.

Excellent scientific and interpersonal skills; proficiency in
English language, including academic writing; and willingness to travel
to the participating institutions, are required.

The project takes place in the Faculty of Psychology’s Department
of Clinical Psychological Science, and the Experimental Psychopathology
Research Institute.

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Organization


Maastricht University Department of Clinical psychological Science (CPS)
Maastricht University, is renowned for its
unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is
characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research
at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach,
and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht
University has around 13,500 students and 3,500 employees. Reflecting
the universitys strong international profile, a fair amount of both
students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty
of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Humanities and
Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology
and Neuroscience.

Conditions of employment



Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2558
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 48 months
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
1 year with the perspective of prolongation to max. 4 years. We offer
the opportunity to follow training at the Dutch-Flemish postgraduate
school of Experimental Psychopathology.

Additional Information


Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

D. Bernstein
Telephone number: 0433881483
E-mail address: D.Bernstein@dmkep.unimaas.nl

Dr. Maaike Cima
Telephone number: (0)43 388 1610
E-mail address: Maaike.Cima@dmkep.unimaas.nl

 
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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Application


You can apply for this job before 24-11-2008 by sending your application to:

Universiteit Maastricht
FPN, afd P&O
Dr. D. David Bernstein
P.O.Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands
E-mail address: pzfdpvacatures@psychology.unimaas.nl

Maastricht University’s Faculty of Psychology,
in partnership with Forensic Psychiatric Center de Rooyse Wissel, seeks
an outstanding Ph.D. candidate (“promovendus”) for experimental
research on mechanisms of change in forensic patients with personality
disorders.

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT2008.283.
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